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Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre is set to welcome the Post Office as the town centre’s branch is preparing to move.

On Thursday, 7th September, the Post Office will be opening a concession in the shopping centre’s WHSmith store, following the relocation of its Priory Place branch.

Paddy Mellon, Frenchgate Shopping Centre general manager, said: “We have a brilliant range of retailers and services at the centre and we are really pleased for the Post Office to become a part of our fantastic mix as it will enhance and greatly strengthen our diverse offering.

“We are thrilled that the Post Office have been able to move the premises into WHSmith, maintaining vital post office services in the town.

’Plus, the same team who head up the Church Street branch will also be coming along to run the new addition, so we are looking forward to welcoming a few new faces to the centre.“

Roger Gale, Post Office sales and trade marketing director, added: “The move will help to ensure that the branch is commercially viable in the future and in a more central location which will protect services on which customers in Doncaster depend.

“We’re the UK’s largest retail network and the largest financial services chain in the UK, with more branches than all of the UK’s banks and building societies put together, making us an important part of British society.

“We know that the best way to provide a great service for customers is to evolve our business and adapt to their changing needs. That’s why we have a great range of more than 170 products and services, from personal financial services like banking, insurance, payments and travel money, to telecoms and, of course, mail.

“And we’re improving our online and in store experience for customers. We know that our customers never stop changing, so neither will we.”

The Post Office opening at Frenchgate follows the recent signing of international discount designer store T.K. Maxx, which opened a new 22,800 sq ft store this summer.

In the past 12 months, Frenchgate has seen 21 new store openings and refits including New Look Men, which launched a 3,500 sq ft store, while JD Sports upsized to an 8,500 sq ft store taking almost three times its original unit. This is in addition to the new H&M fit-out taking place this year.

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